Roméo et Juliette Revisité !


Info
Age Group – Year 9 and above

Audience size   approx. 200 students

The objectives are to :

Provide an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and understanding of spoken French.

    Assist with the comprehension of a wide range of vocabulary and issues in                                                              an entertaining manner.


The Story              

The impressive stage set and imaginative stage props transport the students from their school hall to the streets of 16th Century Verona.

Roméo et Juliette  fall in love despite their feuding families. The famous balcony scene is re –enacted with one or two amusing additions!

The characters have been developed to appeal to today’s teenage audience. A larger than life Friar Lawrence who’s skills go far beyond ‘ joining in holy matrimony’. A strangely spooky and streetwise apothecary who’s wares include a lot more than the original. A decidedly dippy and distraught nurse with a penchant for aqua vitae. 

Live music and singing adds pace, energy and atmosphere.    

Style of performance

Roméo et Juliette Revisité ! is an adaptation in the wonderfully comic style of The Flying Theatre Company.

An energetic and engaging production is performed entirely in French.

The core thread of language learning is interwoven with sword fighting, live music, singing, juggling, acrobatics and teenagers falling in love!


Learning Materials
Student/Teacher Pack inc. information and questions on Shakespeare’s life and work, wordsearch and crossword (all in French – complete with answers)    
Feedback
‘ Fantastic production! Hilarious with something in it for everyone.  What an incredibly talented cast and the slapstick was just brilliant!’
Winterbourne International Academy , Bristol 21st October 2010   

‘Good value for money. I would have no hesitation in recommending this show to other schools.’ Plant Hill School, Manchester  21st April 2009                         

‘A fantastic performance which our Year 10 and 11 students really enjoyed and found a great help with their French.’ The Brunts School, Mansfield 20th March 2009
‘Dynamic, fun and very entertaining. Engaged students throughout. Fantastic storytelling and brilliant entertainment.’ English Martyrs Catholic School, Leicester 24th March 2009
‘A great visual production for students with Severe Learning Difficulties and complex minds. The production was seamless! Greenvale School, London 5th March 2010’ 
‘Year 13 A level Drama students have to see a variety of revisions of  17th century  plays . They came out saying they would use many aspects of your production in their final project particularly set design and interaction with the audience. Excellent !’ Hitchin Boys School, Hertfordshire 11th March 2009